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I'm working on a script and one of the commands is:
E.   Exit from UNIX

I have this for the command:
E)
 echo "Do you want to exit UNIX"
  set reply = $<
  if ($reply == 'y') then
  exit
  if ($reply == 'n') then
  echo "Hit <ENTER> to continue:  \c"

when I run the script I get this error:

menu[5]: 0403-057 Syntax error at line 83 : `then' is not expected.

How do I get this command to work.
Thanks in advance
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Question by:scottkey81
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by:bira
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#!/bin/ksh
 echo "Do you want to exit UNIX"
 read reply
 if [ $reply = 'y' ]; then
       exit
 fi
 if [ $reply = 'n' ]; then
 echo "Hit <ENTER> to continue:  \c"
 read
 fi
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by:griessh
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From your snippet I would suggest you are missing the
#!/bin/csh
statement at the beginnig of your script (to start a new cshell).
Further you will get errors, because each if has to be closed by a 'fi' statement.

Good Luck
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Werner
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by:bira
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If you decide to use it in ksh, and your intention is
to terminate the Unix session when y entered, here goes a
new version:

 #!/bin/ksh
 echo "Do you want to exit UNIX"
 read reply
 if [ $reply = 'y' ]; then
       logout
 fi
 if [ $reply = 'n' ]; then
 echo "Hit <ENTER> to continue:  \c"
 read
 fi
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by:ahoffmann
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griessh, if you suggest csh, then te if statement must be terminated with endif. fi is sh (ksh, etc.) syntax.

bira, logout does not work from within a script in this way.
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